Health Matters

I am determined to do what I can to ensure that the NHS works for one and all and that we properly integrate health and social care. This page aims to keep you up-to-date on my work on health and health in the news. 

To read the recently announced 'NHS Long Term Plan', please click here. 

News

Derek tackles unfair PIP assessment tribunals

As a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and through personal encounters with constituents, I have seen too many cases of obvious errors early on with PIP assessments that have led to unnecessary, and gruelling tribunals.

NHS Long Term Plan will help bring health services closer to home

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has welcomed the publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan, saying that he supports and has argued for many of the plan’s goals.

NHS England bosses say the 10-year plan, published on Monday, could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention.

Speeding up diagnosis for AS arthritis sufferers

As chair of a new group aiming to help those suffering from a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is pressing for an end to the long wait patients currently have for a correct diagnosis.